Item Level: 83
Recommended Level: 80+
Volatile Earth is usually the least expensive Volatile on the auction house. It’s not the cheapest because it’s the easiest to farm, though. Miners who spend hours Farming Pyrite Ore, inadvertently end up with dozens of Volatile Earth, and usually end up selling them on the auction house for dirt cheap prices. Therefore, farming Volatile Earth it not very profitable. If you want to farm a Volatile, you might as well Farm Volatile Fire, sell it on the auction house and then buy Volatile Earth. It can also be found by prospecting Pyrite Ore. But if for some reason in the future Volatile Earth is scarce and valuable on your realm, here is how to farm it.
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Where to Farm Volatile Earth
Farming Volatile Earth in Twilight Highlands
The best place to farm Volatile Earth is from the Obsidian Stoneslaves in Twilight Highlands. They are found to the east of Thundermar and have about a 13% chance of dropping 1 or 2 Volatile Earth. They are easy to kill and their corpse can be mined for more Volatile Earth if you are a miner. Here is a map showing where they can be found:
Farming Volatile Earth in Mt. Hyjal
The second best place to farm Volatile Earth is in Mt. Hyjal right where you enter the zone for the first time. The mobs are called Scalding Rock Elemental and have a much lower chance to drop Volatile Earth than do the stoneslaves in Twilight Highlands. If you’re a lower level or have a lot of firepower you can farm these much faster and earn more Volatile Earth.
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